EMBOSS: Project Meeting (Mon 30th April 2007)
Peter noted a bug in graph titles recently introduced where plot titles appear twice. Examples include all the dotplot programs. It is possible that this was also in the last release, but now the scaling of the plot titles has been "fixed" the two titles appear in different sizes. Fixing this means that Staden output is now missing graph titles as plots were writing these as text instead of using the standard graph title mechanism. This needs to be fixed before the release.
Peter will join the plplot project on Sourceforge to discuss including the code fixes we need for strict compiler warnings.
Peter has updated all the QA tests and the valgrind memory tests to use the new EMBL and UniProt identifiers and the updated test databases
Alan noted that we still need a patch file for the first fixes.
Jon updated the ACD datatype and attribute documentation, working through all datatypes and attributes and updating all documentation. Descriptions for global attributes have been shortened and headers have been added. Example values are included for each datatype. All associated qualifiers now have documentation.
The introduction includes descriptions of sections and of the acdvalid utility, including recommended parameter naming rules.
Next tasks are to add detailed reference sections and examples on usage of alignment files, etc. and ACD operations.
The first draft should be complete in time for release 5.0.0.
The next meeting is on Monday 14th May.